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Dr. Tong Soo Kim, of Chicago, passed away at home on January 5, 2019, at age 89. Dr. Kim was loving husband to Dr. Gemma Yoonsim Kang; father of Albert (Miriam) and Hermann (Margaret); grandfather to Max, Henry, Miles, Robyn, and Zoey. He was born in Seoul, Korea. He moved to Chicago in 1951, when the Korean War interrupted his undergraduate studies at Seoul National University. He continued his studies at The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He worked for many years in the field of heat transfer research at IIT and the Borg Warner Corporation's Research Center in Des Plaines, IL. He was a deeply intellectual man, who read widely and enjoyed debate in the areas of politics, economics, and multiple branches of science, especially the sciences of the mind and the brain. He loved music and devotedly attended performances of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera. He was a great appreciator of nature's beauty and was lucky enough to travel to many beautiful places in the world, always with a camera. In addition to his immediate family, Dr. Kim is survived by a brother and four sisters, along with many nieces and nephews. A private family farewell service was held. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held in summer, 2019.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 13, 2019
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